The urinary tract includes the
kidneys, ureter, bladder, and urethra. The kidneys make pee, then the ureter
carries the pee to the bladder, where it is stored. The urethra carries pee out of
the body when you urinate (pee). A urinary
tract infection (UTI) is when one of these parts (usually the bladder) gets infected.
You might have a UTI if it hurts to pee, you have to pee a lot, your pee looks
cloudy or bloody, or if your pee smells bad. You also may have a fever, lower belly
pain, or back pain. Kids with UTIs usually take antibiotics
to get better.